Boardman: 46,000 Rhode Islanders lost jobless benefits this fall. Hiring didn’t budge
May 4, 2022

Boardman: 46,000 Rhode Islanders lost jobless benefits this fall. Hiring didn’t budge

“Data shows the withdrawal of jobless support had no perceptible impact on employment growth in Rhode Island,”...

Governor McKee continues the failed economic policies that ruined us
November 8, 2021

Governor McKee continues the failed economic policies that ruined us

Governor McKee, like Governor Gina Raimondo before him, continues to flog the dead horse of trickle-down economics...

May 4, 2022

Boardman: Here’s what’s in Governor Dan McKee’s proposal for American Rescue Plan Act funds

“Of the $113 million McKee proposes spending, four in ten dollars are dedicated to helping businesses,” writes...

May 4, 2022

Boardman: Rhode Island’s next treasurer can take on inequality. Here’s how…

Rhode Island’s next general treasurer can lead the way to a more equitable and sustainable future. As...

June 15, 2021

Advocates press Speaker Shekarchi to increase taxes on the one percent

“In 2006, Governor Carcieri cut taxes on the wealthiest Rhode Islanders,” noted Martinez Youngs. “Because of these...

May 20, 2021

General Assembly passes good unemployment insurance legislation for the wrong reason

Republicans (and many Democrats, sadly) are saying that unemployment benefits are too good, and that people are...

Here’s how much money Rhode Island is getting from the American Rescue Plan
August 10, 2021

Here’s how much money Rhode Island is getting from the American Rescue Plan

All told, Rhode Island state and local governments are set for a $1.6 billion boost from the...

Andy Boardman: Here’s how a Rhode Island “employment bonus” proposal would work – and how it can be improved
April 29, 2021

Andy Boardman: Here’s how a Rhode Island “employment bonus” proposal would work – and how it can be improved

“By allowing workers to keep claiming benefits while they earn, partial unemployment insurance can act as an...

Yes, some people are businesses. But very few are in the top 1%
April 8, 2021

Yes, some people are businesses. But very few are in the top 1%

As it turns out, only a small number of pass-through owners are at the very top. In...

Debunking the Providence Chamber / RIPEC false claims about increasing taxes on the top one percent
April 2, 2021

Debunking the Providence Chamber / RIPEC false claims about increasing taxes on the top one percent

Among the many false claims the panel took on was the idea that the rich flee Rhode...

December 16, 2020

OpEd: A missed opportunity to support workers and protect state finances during the pause

The state should ensure that workshare is a ready-to-go option for employers, and require that businesses maintain...

August 17, 2020

What are must-haves for this year’s state budget? Here’s what voters think

“Voters are looking not just for a return to normal, but a better way to run the...

June 4, 2020

Workshare is a win for workers, local economies and government budgets

“What would you do with an extra few hundred dollars each week, and a couple of extra...

June 1, 2020

Lawmakers must act to stabilize Rhode Island’s economy

Rhode Island lawmakers must “stabilize spending, renew public investments and protect jobs—all while maintaining a robust public...

January 19, 2020

Young Democrats condemn Mattiello’s handling of sexual harassment claims against Chair Keable, call for change in leadership

The Young Democrats of Rhode Island stand with the many groups including Corruption-Free Rhode Island, Rhode Island ...